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Becker in the News: June 2019

Becker in the News: June 2019

Published on: July 2, 2019

Becker College to host Fortnite tournament, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, June 26

Becker College will host its first Fortnite tournament on July 12.


Fazzi ready to step in as SJP II athletic director, The Barnstable Patriot, June 25

Becker College graduate Rich Fazzi has been appointed to be the new athletic director for St. John Paul II High School. The news was also reported in the Cape Cod Times.


Politics and the City: Revived Aud great idea, but where’s the parking?, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, June 22

Advocates for the restoration of the Worcester Memorial Auditorium are calling for a collaborative approach which could include Becker College.


Becker College picks MassDiGi interns, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, June 20

Calling it one of its “most competitive years ever,” Becker College announced that it has selected 25 interns from more than 250 applicants to take part in Massachusetts Digital Games Institute’s Summer Innovation Program.


Worcester Auditorium redevelopment plan moves forward, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, June 19

The Worcester City Council Economic Development Committee voiced support for the redevelopment of the Memorial Auditorium, including interactive programming and events, an idea proposed by Becker College.


The Business of Video Games, NECN, June 19

Timothy Loew, executive director of MassDiGI (The Massachusetts Digital Games Institute) talks about the business of video gaming, and how his organization is preparing students for opportunities in the industry.


MassDiGI Participants Share Their Stories, NECN, June 19

Timothy Loew, executive director of MassDiGI, spoke about the business of video games along with two students: Valeria Yang, a MassDiGI summer innovation program intern, and Justin Duclos, a game art major at Becker College who recently signed to a pro esports organization.


Becker College offering summer game studio camp, The Citizen Chronicle, June 19

Becker College is offering high school students the opportunity to learn more about the gaming industry with a two-week summer game camp.


Baldwin Middle School Librarian Ends Half-Century Career, Hartford Courant, June 17

Becker College graduate Betty Lema is retiring after working in the Dr. Helen Baldwin Middle School library for half a century.


Boys’ basketball: Danny Ortiz takes over at Oakmont Regional, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, June 16

Becker College graduate Danny Ortiz has been named as the head basketball coach for Oakmont Regional High School.


Becker College to hold video game camp for girls, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, June 13

Becker College is inviting seventh- and eighth-grade girls to attend a video game summer camp at the school.


Obituary: James Q. Knight,, June 12

Dr. James Q. Knight, 75, of Ware, died on Feb. 18. Knight directed the animal studies program at Becker College for 13 years.


Home of the First Perfect Game, Worcester News Tonight (Charter TV 3), June 12

This news segment about the first ever perfect baseball game, which was held where Becker College’s Worcester campus now stands, featured an interview with Timothy Loew, executive director of MassDiGI.


Becker College student becomes school’s first professional gamer, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, June 9

Becker College student Justn Duclos has signed with Team Genji to become its fifth competitive player of the online card game Eternal.


Art in the Park returns to Elm Park in Worcester, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, June 7

“Interludes,” an Art in the Park exhibition, is running through Sept. 8 at Elm Park, with support from Becker College.


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